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The Resource Vertebrate photoreceptors : functional molecular bases, Takahisa Furukawa, James B. Hurley, Satoru Kawamura, editors, (electronic book)

Vertebrate photoreceptors : functional molecular bases, Takahisa Furukawa, James B. Hurley, Satoru Kawamura, editors, (electronic book)

Label
Vertebrate photoreceptors : functional molecular bases
Title
Vertebrate photoreceptors
Title remainder
functional molecular bases
Statement of responsibility
Takahisa Furukawa, James B. Hurley, Satoru Kawamura, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a series of comprehensive views on various important aspects of vertebrate photoreceptors. The vertebrate retina is a tissue that provides unique experimental advantages to neuroscientists. Photoreceptor neurons are abundant in this tissue and they are readily identifiable and easily isolated. These features make them an outstanding model for studying neuronal mechanisms of signal transduction, adaptation, synaptic transmission, development, differentiation, diseases, and regeneration. Thanks to recent advances in genetic analysis, it also is possible to link biochemical and physiological investigations to understand the molecular mechanisms of vertebrate photoreceptors within a functioning retina in a living animal. Photoreceptors are the most deeply studied sensory receptor cells, but readers will find that many important questions remain. We still do not know how photoreceptors, visual pigments, and their signaling pathways evolved, how they were generated, and how they are maintained. This book will make clear what is known and what is not known. The chapters are selected from fields of studies that have contributed to a broad understanding of the birth, development, structure, function, and death of photoreceptor neurons. The underlying common word in all of the chapters that is used to describe these mechanisms is molecule. Only with this word can we understand how these highly specific neurons function and survive. It is challenging for even the foremost researchers to cover all aspects of the subject. Understanding photoreceptors from several different points of view that share a molecular perspective will provide readers with a useful interdisciplinary perspective
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
573.8/828
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP481
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Furukawa, Takahisa
  • Hurley, James B.
  • Kawamura, Satoru
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  • Photoreceptors
  • Eye
Label
Vertebrate photoreceptors : functional molecular bases, Takahisa Furukawa, James B. Hurley, Satoru Kawamura, editors, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
SPR877954551
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 349 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9784431548805
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-4-431-54880-5
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Vertebrate photoreceptors : functional molecular bases, Takahisa Furukawa, James B. Hurley, Satoru Kawamura, editors, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
SPR877954551
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 349 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9784431548805
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-4-431-54880-5
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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